Cybersecurity researchers have detailed a new campaign that likely targets entities in Southeast Asia with a previously unrecognized Linux malware that's engineered to enable remote access to its operators, in addition to amassing credentials and function as a proxy server. The malware family, dubbed "FontOnLake" by Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET, is said to feature … [Read more...] about Researchers Warn of FontOnLake Rootkit Malware Targeting Linux Systems
A newly discovered data exfiltration mechanism employs Ethernet cables as a "transmitting antenna" to stealthily siphon highly-sensitive data from air-gapped systems, according to the latest research. "It's interesting that the wires that came to protect the air-gap become the vulnerability of the air gap in this attack," Dr. Mordechai Guri, the head of R&D in the Cyber … [Read more...] about Creating Wireless Signals with Ethernet Cable to Steal Data from Air-Gapped Systems
State-sponsored hackers affiliated with Russia are behind a new series of intrusions using a previously undocumented implant to compromise systems in the U.S., Germany, and Afghanistan. Cisco Talos attributed the attacks to the Turla advanced persistent threat (APT) group, coining the malware "TinyTurla" for its limited functionality and efficient coding style that allows it to … [Read more...] about Russian Turla APT Group Deploying New Backdoor on Targeted Systems
Protection against insider risks works when the process involves controlling the data transfer channels or examining data sources. One approach involves preventing USB flash drives from being copied or sending them over email. The second one concerns preventing leakage or fraud in which an insider accesses files or databases with harmful intentions. What's the best way to … [Read more...] about Can Data Protection Systems Prevent Data At Rest Leakage?
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued an advisory warning of multiple vulnerabilities in the OpENer EtherNet/IP stack that could expose industrial systems to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, data leaks, and remote code execution. All OpENer commits and versions prior to February 10, 2021, are affected, although there are no known … [Read more...] about Severe Bugs Reported in EtherNet/IP Stack for Industrial Systems
Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such as Spectre and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Discovered by Piotr Krysiuk of Symantec's Threat Hunter team, the flaws — tracked as CVE-2020-27170 and … [Read more...] about New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems
Triton is malware developed to affect industrial systems, particularly the Triconex safety system from Schneider. This is deployed at over 15,000 sites across the world, but the malware allegedly only targeted a critical energy industrial site in the Middle East in 2017. The attack, also known by the names of Trisis and Hatman, is broken down into different phases: Intrusion … [Read more...] about How Does Triton Attack Triconex Industrial Safety Systems?
The massive state-sponsored espionage campaign that compromised software maker SolarWinds also targeted Microsoft, as the unfolding investigation into the hacking spree reveals the incident may have been far more wider in scope, sophistication, and impact than previously thought. News of Microsoft's compromise was first reported by Reuters, which also said the company's own … [Read more...] about Microsoft Says Its Systems Were Also Breached in Massive SolarWinds Hack
A critical vulnerability uncovered in Real-Time Automation's (RTA) 499ES EtherNet/IP (ENIP) stack could open up the industrial control systems to remote attacks by adversaries. RTA's ENIP stack is one of the widely used industrial automation devices and is billed as the "standard for factory floor I/O applications in North America." "Successful exploitation of this … [Read more...] about Researchers Warn of Critical Flaw Affecting Industrial Automation Systems
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Departments of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint alert Wednesday warning of an "imminent" increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks against hospitals and healthcare providers. "Malicious cyber actors are targeting the [Healthcare and Public Health] Sector with TrickBot malware, often leading … [Read more...] about FBI, DHS Warn Of Possible Major Ransomware Attacks On Healthcare Systems